A parliamentarian from Nineveh: Al-Kazemi’s solutions to the fuel crisis were in the interest of smugglers and the corrupt
Shafaq News/ A representative from Nineveh called today, Wednesday, to find radical, not "prosthetic" solutions to the crisis of fuel and oil derivatives in the province, while he considered that the solutions developed by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi to solve the crisis were in the interest of "smugglers and the corrupt."
Nayef Al-Shammari said in a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, "Nineveh has been suffering for years from the crisis of fuel and oil derivatives, and this oppressed governorate before 2014 was suffering from the same crisis it is experiencing now, and it did not get rid of it until a short period after its liberation, then the crisis returned to the fore." It has become chronic and the concern of its children," noting that "this crisis needs a radical solution, not prosthetic solutions that irritate, provoke and burden the citizen."
Al-Shammari added, "We have called for years to solve this crisis by meeting with officials and ministers, and we put the reasons and solutions before the prime minister in our last meeting with him, where we promised a radical solution, but we find that all solutions are in the interest of smugglers, corrupt and greedy traders and work against the simple citizen."
The representative of Nineveh added, "We found that the scene that we have seen daily over the years provokes the media and officials when it is repeated in another governorate, while everyone remained silent in front of the suffering of our governorate for many years."
Al-Shammari believes that "things in Nineveh Governorate portend dangerous matters and could get out of control if this suffering and this apparent injustice continue, after those responsible for solving the crisis took all the crooked ways and left the right path to the solution," wondering, "Is it possible that the solution would be to raise the price of gasoline? In some stations, he made it (1000) dinars instead of (450).”
MP Al-Shammari explained that "raising the price of gasoline is not within the authority of the Ministry of Oil, and it has no right to raise the price at all. We and the people of Nineveh Governorate categorically reject this arbitrary measure, and we call on the ministry to cancel it immediately and return to real ways to solve the crisis."
The deputy stressed that "coupons, doubles and singles are not radical solutions, but rather temporary solutions, and the crisis will return again after a while, and the solution is to address administrative and financial corruption, stop smuggling of oil derivatives, and strike with an iron hand by the hand of all stores with people's food and livelihood, and every thief and smuggler."
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